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  • Kendo World 6.4 - Call for Submissions

    Kendo World 6.4 - Call for Submissions

    Call for Submissions Kendo World is looking for submissions for issue 6.4, which is due to be published in June 2013 and will be available as either as a Kindle eBook or a hardcopy via P.O.D. (print on demand). If you have been to an interesting kendo seminar or competition or have read an enlightening kendo book or article, and would like to write about it, please get in touch and share your thoughts with the readers of Kendo World. However, we are not only looking for articles on kendo - we also cover iaido, naginata, jukendo and tankendo; different forms of kobudo; items of a spiritual, philosophical or historical nature that are related to Japanese martial culture. Please send your submissions, or ideas or questions about an article, to ...
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  • 2012 All Japan Naginata Championships

    2012 All Japan Naginata Championships

    By Hughes.

    The All Japan Naginata Championships (AJNC) was held on Saturday December 1 and Sunday December 2, 2012, in Yokosuka, not the most beautiful city in Japan. The men's event on Saturday was rather like an appetizer as it was much less attended that the women's contest the following day. In actual fact, the spectators seats were far from full on both days. Compared to any high-school naginata event, it seemed like the All Japan Naginata Federation (AJNF) had kept the event and venue secret. I think that if kendoka came, expecting something of the scale of the All Japan Kendo Championships, they would be quite surprised.


    The men's event has both engi and shiai, and the array of skill on show was wider than the womens event as participants from shōdan onward were able...
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  • The 60th All Japan Kendo Championship - Saturday 3rd Nov. 2012

    The 60th All Japan Kendo Championship - Saturday 3rd Nov. 2012

    The 60th AllJapan Kendo Championship

    by Michael Ishimatsu-Prime


    This year marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the All Japan Kendo Federation, founded on 14th October, 1952. The foundationof the AJKF coincided with the handing back of Japanese sovereignty to Japan, andthe lifting of the ban by GHQ on Japanese martial arts that were thought tofoster nationalistic sentiment. The following year, on 8th November, 1953, 53 competitors gathered to contest
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  • REPORT: The Kendo World Tokyo Keiko-kai 2012

    REPORT: The Kendo World Tokyo Keiko-kai 2012

    The Kendo World Tokyo Keiko-kai 2012


    After several months planning, the first Kendo World Tokyo Keiko-kai was held at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on Saturday 30th June, 2012, in the No.2 and No.3 dojo. At first, it looked like we were going to be denied access to the Budokan as the entrance that we were going to use was roped off and the member of staff on duty did not want to take the responsibility of letting us through. This was because the Korean K-pop group Boyfriend were performing at the Nippon Budokan on their First Date in Japan. It seemed like every girl who was under 16, from Tokyo and beyond, was there at the Nippon Budokan at 0900, with their mums. After eventually finding someone to let us in, we made our way down to the No.2 and No.3 dojo. ...
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  • FINAL UPDATE - The Kendo World Tokyo Keiko-kai - Saturday 30th June 2012

    FINAL UPDATE - The Kendo World Tokyo Keiko-kai - Saturday 30th June 2012

    ***APPLICATION CLOSED***

    WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU TO THE BUDOKAN
    TOMORROW!!

    Dear Budoka,

    We here at Kendo World are hoping that you are adjusting to the hot weather that is coming, and that your training is going well.


    Regarding the Kendo World Tokyo Keiko-kai that will be happening on Saturday 30th June, 2012, at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, we have a final update for you.

    To date, the following sensei have confirmed that they will be attending:

    Kendo
    Inoue Yoshihiko Sensei, H8-dan, Shizuoka
    Masago Takeshi Sensei, H8-dan, Tokyo

    Hirakawa Nobuo Sensei, K8-dan, Tokyo
    Ozawa Hiroshi Sensei, K8-dan, Tokyo
    Shigematsu Sensei, K8-dan, Chiba

    Mochizuki Sensei, K8-dan,
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  • Kendo World 5.1 Hits The Kindle Store

    Kendo World 5.1 Hits The Kindle Store

    Another back issue has been added to our growing e-book library on Amazon, Issue 5.1.


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  • Request for help in research on kendo!
    Wark 1978
    Dear Kendo World Reader, Below is a message from Gil Vicente, a research student at the University of Tsukuba and a Ph.D candidate from the Federal University of So Carlos, Brazil. Gil attended the 2nd Kendo World Tokyo Keiko-kai at Meiji University on July 20, 2013, to interview many of the participants on the subject of kendo, Japanese culture and ki. He would also like your help in aiding his research by completing an online survey on that topic. If you have a few minutes to spare, please help Gil with his research, the results of which will be made available in Kendo World in the future. Kind regards, The Kendo World Team ...
    7th August 2013, 02:54 PM
  • Hanshi dice ("Hanshi Says" in Spanish)
    Wark 1978
    Continuando con la iniciativa de proporcionar una mayor fuente de informacin sobre el kendo para la comunidad hispanohablante, Jos Vargas de Ecuador ha amablemente contribuido con la traduccin de dos artculos de 'Hanshi dice" que haban sido publicados en Kendo World hace algunos aos atrs. Sigan revisando la pgina web de Kendo World y nuestra pgina en Facebook para ms artculos en ingls, y por favor Comprtanlo con sus amigos hispanohablantes!
    El equipo de Kendo World

    Following the initiative to provide the Spanish speaking kendo community with more and better information, Jos Vargas from Ecuador has kindly contributed with two 'Hanshi says' articles that have been published in Kendo World a few years ago. Keep checking the Kendo World homepage and our Facebook page for more Spanish language articles, and please tell your Spanish speaking friends!
    The Kendo World Team
    Hanshi dice
    Kendo World
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    6th August 2013, 04:46 PM
  • Kendo World 6.4 - Available now!
    Wark 1978
    Kendo World 6.4 has finally been completed and is now available as a Kindle download which can be purchased through Amazon here:- http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E5OSFFO The P.O.D. (print on demand) version will be available shortly.

    Thank you for continued support of Kendo World.

    The Kendo World Team

    Kendo World 6.4 Synopsis
    Editorial
    By Michael Ishimatsu-Prime
    In the editorial, Michael Ishimatsu-Prime reflects on visiting the 109th Kyoto Embu Taikai in May and discusses some of the highlights, most notably the participation of the last two Hanshi 7-dan sensei who are 99 and 90 years old, and also the bout between Sakudō Masao-sensei and Hamasaki Mitsuru-sensei which was the epitome of katte-utsu - win and then strike. The upcoming Sport Accord Combat Games that will be held in St. Petersburg, Russia, is also discussed along with Olympic kendo.

    Kiwada Daisuke Interview
    By Blake Bennett
    KENDO WORLD EXCLUSIVE!! Staff writer Blake Bennett visited the Osaka Police training centre to interview the current All Japan Champion, Kiwada Daisuke. Kiwada discusses his motivations, difficulties and aims in kendo.

    Hanshi Sa...
    27th July 2013, 04:47 PM
  • REPORT: The 2nd Kendo World Tokyo Keiko-kai, Saturday July 20, 2013
    Wark 1978
    The 2nd Kendo World Tokyo Keiko-kai
    Saturday July 20, 2013 - Meiji University


    The 2nd Kendo World Tokyo Keiko-kai was held on Saturday July 20, 2013, at Meiji Universitys Izumi Campus in central Tokyo. It was attended by 37 participants representing 19 different countries. There were also seven 8-dan and one 7-dan sensei that came to participate in the event.



    The first hour of practice was led by H8-dan Inoue Yoshihiko-sensei. In this session he emphasised the importance of the correct mindset for kendo. Kendo is derived from a life and death situation and as such, we should treat it that way...
    21st July 2013, 10:02 PM
  • UPDATE 3: The 2nd Kendo World Tokyo Keiko-kai, Saturday July 20, 2013
    Wark 1978
    UPDATE 3: Wednesday July 17, 2013

    Dear Kendoka,

    The 2nd Kendo World Tokyo Keiko-kai, which will be held on Saturday July 20, 2013, from 1000-1200, is only three days away. We still have four places left, so if you would like to attend, please send an email to tokyokeikokai2013@kendo-world.com with your full name, nationality, grade and a contact number as soon as possible. The cost for participating is 5000 yen which includes food and drinks after keiko. Another two sensei have confirmed that they will be attending: K8-dan Koyama-sensei, one of the youngest sensei to ever pass 8-dan K7-dan Sugiyama-sensei, Vice-Dean of Shizuoka University The o...
    17th July 2013, 08:51 AM
  • UPDATE 2: The 2nd Kendo World Tokyo Keiko-kai, Saturday July 20, 2013
    Wark 1978
    UPDATE 2: July 7, 2013

    Dear Kendoka,

    The 2nd Kendo World Tokyo Keiko-kai, which will be held on Saturday July 20, 2013, from 1000-1200, is only two weeks away. We only have six places left, so if you would like to attend, please send an email to tokyokeikokai2013@kendo-world.com with your full name, nationality, grade and a contact number. The cost for participating is 5000 yen which includes food and drinks after keiko. K7-dan Oya Minoru-sensei will also be joining us at the keiko-kai. Oya-sensei is a kendo instructor at the International Budo University and his book, Reidan Jichi, is currently being serialised in Kendo Wo...
    7th July 2013, 02:59 PM
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